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Thinking about relocating to the Madison area? Madison, Wisconsin is always on the short list as a top community to raise a family or pursue your dream job. Here are a few recent accolades and awards Madison, Wisconsin has received.


"One of the 10 Best Places to Live the Athletic Life"
geezerJock, Fall, 2005

One of the Ten Best Places for Outdoor Activities
Sperling's Best Places, Fall, 2005

Madison Ranked One of
50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live, Gregory A. Kompes, Fall, 2005

2005 Award for Garden Excellence, Olbrich Botancial Gardens
American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA), Summer, 2005

Madison Ranked the 4th "Brainiest" City in the Country
American City Business Journals Inc., Spring, 2005

"One of 15 Up-and-Coming Hubs for Creative Workers"
Fast Company, November, 2005

Madison Rated #6 Mid-Sized City in the U.S. for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur magazine, October, 2005

"10 Great Places to Welcome Fall with a Flourish"
USA Today, October, 2005

UW-Madison Tabbed Best Game-Day Atmosphere
Sports Illustrated on Campus, September, 2005

One of 10 "New American Dream Towns"
Outside magazine, August, 2005

Middleton Rated One of the Ten Best Places to Live 2005
Money, August, 2005

One of 10 Great Places to Enjoy a Textbook Getaway
USA Today, August, 2005

Madison Ranked One of 10 Greenest Cities in the Nation, Vegetarian Times
Vegetarian Times, July, 2005

Madison Rated "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro"
Expansion Management magazine, July, 2005

One of the Ten Best Metros for Business and Careers
Forbes, May, 2005

One of the 20 Best Walking Cities
Prevention, April, 2005

Madison's Public Schools Rank #3 in Nation
Expansion Management Magazine, April, 2005

One of America's Top Ten Green Cities
The Green Guide, April, 2005

Awarded Five-star Community in Quality of Life QuotientTM
Expansion Management Magazine, March, 2005

America's 4th Most Literate City
America's Most Literate Cities, A Study by Jack Miller, Ph.D., Winter, 2004

Third Best Child-Friendly City in the United States
Population Connection, June, 2004

#2 Best Small City to Live
Men's Journal, June, 2004

One of the Most Secure Places in the Country
Farmers Insurance Group, June, 2004

Madison No. 1 in Nation for Business and Careers
Forbes, May, 2004

One of 12 Best Walking Cities
Prevention, April, 2004

#2 Medium Metro Area For Doing Business in America
Inc. Magazine, March, 2004

One of the Best Designer Cities in the Country
HOW Design, December, 2003

Healthiest City for Men
Men's Health Magazine, November, 2003

Best Midsize City in the Midwest for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Magazine, October, 2003

Madison Ranks # 1 Best College Sports Towns
Sports Illustrated On Campus, September, 2003

Friendliest City in the Midwest
Midwest Living Magazine, June, 2003

#2 Among America´s Best Places to Live and Work
Employment Review Magazine, June, 2003

#5 Best Places for Business and Careers
Forbes Magazine, May, 2003

One of Five Cities that Inspire
Delicious Living Magazine, March, 2003

#5 Campus Scenes That Rock
Rolling Stone Magazine, February, 2003

Ranked #1 of Small-size Cities for Creativity
The Washington Monthly, July, 2002

#2 Best Places to Live
Homeadvisor.msn.com, July, 2002

#2 among "America's Best Places to Live and Work"
Employment Review Magazine, June, 2002

American Rose City at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
American Rose Society, June, 2002

#3 Great Medium-Sized Cities/College Towns
ePodunk.com, May, 2002

#2 Best Place to Live and Work in America
BestJobsUSA.com, May, 2002

One of twenty cities offering first-class room rates under $125
Facilities & Destinations, May, 2002

UW-Madison Ranked 35th in the World of Top Executive Education Providers
London-based Financial Times, May, 2002

The Most Wired City in the Country
The Media Audit, April, 2002

#1 Best (small) Cities for Women
Ladies Home Journal, March, 2002

One of Top Five Cities for Entrepreneurial Business Growth
National Commission on Entrepreneurship, March, 2002

Madison Children's Museum - Ranked among The 10 Best Children's Museums
Child magazine, February, 2002

#2 Mid-size City in the Country for Cycling
Bicycling Magazine, November, 2001

#5 Best Cities for Women
Ladies Home Journal, April, 2001

#6 Best City for Families
Child magazine, March, 2001

Alliant Energy Center and Monona Terrace Convention Center receive Prime Site Awards
Facilities & Destinations magazine, December, 2000

Madison CVB Receives Top Destination Award
Facilities & Destinations magazine, October, 2000

One of America's Most Environmentally Friendly Cities
ENN.com, Environmental News Network, September, 2000

One of the nation's Best Small Cities for Families
Family Fun magazine, September, 2000

#5 Fittest City in America
Shape magazine, September, 2000

Runner-up for top retirement site in the United States
Money magazine, June, 2000

#6 Most Mannerly City
Etiquette Expert Marjabelle Young Stewart, December, 1999

#3 City for Business Owners
Business Development Outlook Magazine, November, 1999

Best City For Quality of Life
Business Development Outlook Magazine, October, 1999

#2 of 25 Great Towns for Raising an Outdoor Family
Outdoor Explorer magazine, September, 1999

Top 10 Cities to Have It All
A & E Network, September, 1999

#2 America's Most Kid-Friendly Cities
Zero Population Growth, August, 1999

#10 University for Women Athletes
Sports Illustrated for Women, August, 1999

#1 Best Places to Live in America
Money magazine, July, 1998

#1 America's Most-Wired Cities
International Demographics, March, 1998

#1 Best Cities for Women
Ladies Home Journal, November, 1997

#4 Best Bicycling Cities
Bicycling magazine, August, 1997

10 Most Livable Places in America
The Advocate, June, 1997

#9 America's Best Places to Live and Work
Employment Review magazine, June, 1997

#5 America's 10 Most Enlightened Towns
Utne Reader, May, 1997

#3 Great Places to Raise a Family
Parenting, May, 1997

#1 Healthiest City for Women
American Health, January, 1997

#9 America's Safest Cities
Money, October, 1996

#6 Best Schools in the Nation
Expansion Management magazine, October, 1996

1 of 3 "Star Farmers' Markets"
Food & Wine magazine, September, 1996

1 of 10 Best Cities for Working Moms
Redbook, June, 1996

#3 Safest of Nation's 100 Largest Cities
Morgan Quinto Press, January, 1996

Top 10 places for 20-somethings
SWING magazine, Summer, 1995

1 of 10 Top Canoe Towns in the U.S.
Paddler magazine, October, 1995

1 of 5 Top Farmers' Markets
Good Housekeeping, August, 1995

No. 1 "Dream Town"
Outside magazine, July, 1995

#3 Hottest City for Growth
U.S. News & World Report, April, 1995

Best Mid-Sized City Travel Getaway
Midwest Living magazine, August, 1994



Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
Nice post.  I have been working on something similar for Louisville.  Your format is simpler and more direct than what I was doing though.  I'll credit you if I steal it :)
Mar 08, 2008 03:49 PM
Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Madison is a fabulous place!  I love hanging out in Madison and if I didn't have so much invested in my business here in the Twin Cities, I'd consider moving there.

Not only is Madison one of the cleanest urban areas I've ever seen, but it's also possibly the friendliest! 

Mar 08, 2008 04:27 PM